Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own families, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives. With few opportunities to gather and little access to biblical teaching, our persecuted brothers and sisters may meet for eight to twelve hours at a time simply to sing, pray, and study God’s Word. This God-centered focus is a helpful corrective to the desire for entertainment that characterizes many church gatherings in the U.S.Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, each year, we gather for over 6 hours of intense study of God's Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted led by pastor, teacher, and author David Platt.
21.9 – Four Biblical Guarantees
In this final episode, David Platt points us to four biblical guarantees as we seek to respond rightly to the Great Imbalance. We can be assured of God’s power and the effectiveness of the gospel. The church will accomplish its mission and a great multitude from every nation, tribe, tongue, and language will praise God for his salvation.
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21.8 – Three Practical Steps
In this episode we consider three practical steps to respond rightly to the Great Imbalance: we must pray differently, give differently, and go differently.
21.7 – One Final Charge and Two Spiritual Reminders
Based on the realities we’ve seen thus far, David Platt closes with one final charge, two spiritual reminders, three practical steps, and four biblical guarantees. In this episode, we consider one final charge about what being a disciple of Jesus should involve, as well as two reminders about the spiritual war we’re engaged in.
21.6 – A God-Centered Perspective of Our Lives (Part 2)
Following the four changes mentioned in the previous episode, the final five changes needed to rectify the Great Imbalance are explained in this episode.
21.5 – A God-Centered Perspective of Our Lives (Part 1)
In addition to a God’s-eye view of the world, rectifying the Great Imbalance requires a God-centered perspective of our lives. This requires changing the way we view our lives and the mission Christ has given us. The first four of nine changes are addressed in this episode.
21.4 – A God’s-Eye View of the World
In order to rectify the Great Imbalance, we must see the world as God sees it. This involves seeing the needs among the nations, seeing the barriers to reaching the nations, and considering wise ways to meet needs and overcome barriers through faith in God.
Every Missions Team Needs to Hear This
I just finished the self-centered vs. world centered episode and wow! Every missions team needs to hear this!!!
Passionate, Biblical Content!
This is such a blessing and it reminds us all that the Church and Christianity is not about entertainment and culture. It is the very body of Christ! I highly recommend these sobering Biblical resources!
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